Friday, November 14, 2014

Review: NOISE by Brett Garcia Rose

My thoughts: “We have the same view of safari as kids in Harlem have of Disneyland. We know it exists, we know it’s for other people, we know we’ll never see it, and if we did see it, we know we would hate the world that created it and excluded us.” (80)

Deaf Leon is looking for Lily, searching in the dark underbelly of the Big Apple. Lily suffered, but is she still alive? Like the back cover says: Where is Lily? I wanted to know.

I admired Leon’s bold tenacity. At times, his fierce search resembled scenes right out of Mission: Impossible, but without all the fancy tech equipment since we are talking about a poor boy from Nigeria. Leon was a courageous vigilante that vowed revenge on those who hurt his sweet Lily.

Exciting, well-written and descriptive. A few parts were confusing, especially concerning all the mafia stuff, but, overall, it was a neat, well-done, action-packed novel.

My rating: 3.5 stars

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